About Us

Who We Are

The Westernport Chamber of Commerce & Industry Inc. represents the interests of over 160 business members, in the High Street, Hastings precinct.

The Chamber is run by a volunteer committee, elected each year at the Annual General Meeting. The committee meet monthly and are accountable for the management of funds raised from the special charge scheme, participated in by businesses in the precinct. A part-time coordinator facilitates all planned activities.

  • President – Jason Dowler
  • Secretary/Vice President – Natalie Petersen
  • Treasurer – Nicky Edwards

What We Do

The Chamber’s main purpose is to promote the business interests of our members. We work our members to assist with marketing, promotion, business development and networking opportunities, whilst advocating on their behalf.

We have developed key relationships with surrounding Chambers, representatives from all three levels of government, tourism organisations and community groups. These relationships ensure local decision makers hear the voice of our business community. Our members meet monthly, often joined by representatives of the above groups, in a forum where active participation is encouraged.

The ultimate aim of the Westernport Chamber of Commerce & Industry Inc. is to actively and relevantly support the local businesses of Hastings in creating a thriving business district, for both the local community and visitors alike.

A review of the Chamber’s latest initiatives and achievements can be seen here

The Chamber’s 2020-2027 Business Plan can be viewed here